After Cancer treatment, CFS occured — the uBiome

In the past I have personally (physically) meet with several people that had CFS that went into remission when they started cancer treatment. Today, I got access to a uBiome of a reader that had Cancer treatment and then develop CFS.

It is unclear if this person matches the CFS microbiome or would qualify with symptoms for an official diagnosis. What is clear is that there is a dysfunction in their microbiome

Basic Measures

  • Diversity: 93%ile   (a lot of CFS ubiomes are clustered around this value!)
  • Firmicutes:Bacteroidetes:  2.1 (Normal is 2.1)
  • Akkermansia:  0x
  • Bifidobacterium:  1.36x (None match the species they tested for)
  • Lactobacillus:  0.01x
  • Rare Bacterias:
    • Succinivibrio,
    • Anaerovorax,
    • Parvibacter,
    • Christensenella,
    • Gardnerella

Overgrowth of Bacteria Orders

Aeromonadales: 6.42 X
Erysipelotrichales: 4.62 X
Selenomonadales:  2.82 X
Oligosphaerales: 2.00 X
Coriobacteriales:  1.83 X
Desulfovibrionales: 1.81 X
Flavobacteriales:  1.25 X

Overgrowth of Bacteria Genus

Catenibacterium: 4.36 X
Succinivibrio: 4.07 X
Dialister: 3.39 X
Desulfovibrio: 1.83 X
Dorea: 1.71 X
Collinsella: 1.59 X
Megasphaera: 1.51 X

The main overgrowth, Catenibacterium genus, is an uncommon overgrowth in CFS. Megasphaera is also uncommon.


Bottom Line Suggestions

The lists below are done by merging the lists from the deep dives linked above. Some items may encourage one genus and discourage another genus — those are removed (unless it seems that it strongly predominates on one). The impact on Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium and E.Coli are intentionally ignored [See this post for the logic]. This is all based on applying logic to the results of studies — thus theoretical. This is an addition (not a replacement) to this overview post.


  • Animal-based diet
  • Bacillus subtilis
  • Barley
  • Berberine
  • Bifidobacterium longum
  • Cashews
  • Enterococcus faecium  probiotics
  • Ginkgo
  • Helminth infections
  • High Meat Diet
  • Lactobacillus Reuteri
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus
  • Navy bean (Cooked)
  • Partial Sleep Deprivation [parent]
  • Proton-pump inhibitors (PPI)
  • Stress
  • Thiamine supplements
  • Walnuts
  • Wheat
  • Xylans


  • Cellobiose
  • Flaxseed [parent]
  • Galactooligosaccharides
  • Green or black tea
  • Lactobacillus plantarum
  • Lactobacillus acidophilus
  • L-glutamine
  • NSAIDs (see list here), I prefer aspirin as first choice.
  • Oral Iron Supplements
  • Polymannuronic acid
  • pomegranate
  • Saccharomyces boulardi
  • Vitamin D3
  • β-glucan

This is an education post to facilitate discussing this approach with your medical professionals. It is not medical advice for the treatment of CFS. Always consult with your medical professional before doing any  changes of diet, supplements or activity. Some items cites may interfere with prescription medicines.